Monday, June 23, 2008

Black & Gold

Song: Black & Gold
Artist: Sam Sparro
Album: Sam Sparro

My co-worker Darrell, recently turned me on to this really cool new artist Sam Sparro. Darrell heard his latest single “Black & Gold” and couldn’t get enough. He loved the soul vibe, the velvety voice, and the house beats… but when he saw the video he was shocked (shocked!) that he was white boy. He’s also openly gay.

Sparro was born in Australia but moved to Los Angeles when he was ten. He dabbled in some acting as a kid, moved to Sydney, then to London where he immersed himself in the music scene. He moved back to L.A. and was working at a coffee shop when he began to write the songs for his debut.

“Black & Gold” is a super sexy electro groover with a slow build that has really been working for me. I got to listen to the whole album a couple times and think it’s really great. It has a great vibe and the match of Sparro’s soulful voice with electro-house beats really works. I have a feeling this guy might be big… there’s such a distinctive sound to what he does. Check him out.


Black & Gold


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